Shared cel­e­bra­tion of na­ture in­spires artist’s dis­play

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Al­bany artist Eve Young said she would like to cel­e­brate Al­bany’s vast na­ture through her mu­ral at Ch­ester Pass Mall.

Af­ter win­ning the Pack­ers Prize award in the 2013 Great South­ern Art Awards and il­lus­trat­ing her first chil­dren’s book last year, Ms Young is hon­oured to share her art with the pub­lic at Ch­ester Pass Mall.

Ms Young is well known for her por­trait paint­ings and na­ture draw­ings and she was se­lected by Ch­ester Pass Mall to be in­volved in the new cen­tre de­vel­op­ment.

“Ch­ester Pass Mall wanted a lo­cal artist for the mu­ral and in­volved the com­mu­nity in the project,” she said. “I had a chat with the mall ad­min­is­tra­tion to find out what kind of mu­ral they are af­ter.

“And since that space is used as a meet­ing space, I thought of the hump­back whales and how Al­bany is also a meet­ing place for the mi­grat­ing hump­back whales.

“That’s how we de­cided on this par­tic­u­lar mu­ral of a hump­back whale mother and her calf.”

Ms Young has been work­ing on the mu­ral for a cou­ple of hours each day since the end of Oc­to­ber and is hop­ing to fin­ish it by the end of the month.

To find out more about Eve Young arts you can visit her Face­book site: https://www. face­­

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Tal­ented lo­cal artist, Eve Young with her mu­ral at Ch­ester Pass Mall.

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